Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy isn’t at all surprised by the monster season DeMarco Murray has put together so far this year.
McCoy told reporters this week that he’s been a fan of Murray’s game for a long time, and knew he was capable of big things if he got more chances.
"Not just this year," McCoy said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. "I always felt like if he got the ball more, he could do some special things."
Murray’s been getting the ball plenty in 2014. He has 268 carries through 11 games, the NFL high by a very wide margin. McCoy is second in the league in attempts with 217. Murray also leads the league in rushing with 1,354 yards; McCoy is fourth in the league, with 859.
"I like his game," McCoy said. "He runs hard, he finishes very well. They're a good team. They're giving him some lanes to run in. I think the way he finishes runs and how strong he is, that's what makes him an elite back. I think we have different styles, so I wouldn't want to take anything from his game. I like it how it is."
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